Civil Defence to recruit additional 10,000 personnel.

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana has requested for additional 10,000 personnel to be recruited into the service.

 

According to a statement from the corps spokesman Emmanuel Okeh, Gana made the  remark after the decoration of 10 senior officers promoted from the rank of Commandant to Assistant Commandant General at the Civil Defence Academy, Abuja.

 

Gana explained that the additional personnel is ” in order to meet up with the demands from different Ministries, Department and Agencies of government seeking for deployment of the Corps personnel.”

 

The CG clarified that the promotion of the officers was purely on merit, therefore they must justify the confidence given to them.

 

Gana also posited that, with the demand from Ministry of Agriculture, the Corps is expected to provide 6,000 personnel to protect the proposed 200 cattle ranches in order to curtail the incessant crisis between the Fulani herdsmen and Farmers.

 

He encouraged personnel to be patient as the management is working towards ensuring payment of their shift arrears, election allowances as soon as fund is made available by the Government and not to join rumour mongers speculating that their money was embezzled.

Civil Defence Uncovers 2 Bomb-Making Factories In Maiduguri

The Borno State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday discovered two bomb-making factories in Dikwa. The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure in an interview in Maiduguri.

Abdullahi said that the factories were discovered during a patrol by men of the command in collaboration with the troops of the 22 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army. “In an effort to comply with the directives of the Ministerial Committee on Resettlement of Liberated Towns by the military, NSCDC had deployed its personnel to Dikwa and are working hand in hand with the military.

“This collective effort has therefore, led to the discovery of two major bomb making factories in two abandoned houses. “Our Detection and Bomb Disposal Unit, Intelligence and Detective Operation Unit in collaboration with the troops of 22 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army have since neutralized some of the live IEDs.

“Some IEDs making equipment, gas cylinders and a jet bomb propeller were discovered and handed over to the brigade command.

“Men of the command also discovered 114 live machine gun ammunition along Dikwa-Mafa road just after Shehuri Village that was abandoned by the insurgents,’’ Abdullahi said.

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Civil Defence Shoots, Kills Black Market Petrol Seller

A yet-to-be identified female personnel of the Nigerian Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday shot a black market fuel seller, simply identified as Dijo to death, in front of the Forte Oil located at 21 road area of FESTAC Town, Lagos State.

The NSCDC personnel was part of the task force, who in conjunction with the police, were mandated to restore sanity to 21 road following the chaos created by fuel queue.

Although it was yet to be ascertained why the personnel shot Dijo, it was however gathered that the deceased bled and died on the spot before help could come, even as two other fuel dealers sustained injuries.

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